Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

Up until his death at the hands of US forces in 2011, Anwar al-Awlaki was a major voice for Islamic extremists, advocating for war and attacks against the US, and helped to inspire numerous terrorist attacks around the world. YouTube recently took the unusual step of removing tens of thousands of videos of the cleric, according to a report in The New York Times. Google removed hundreds of al-Awalaki’s videos in 2010 which directly advocated violence, following the conviction of Roshonara Choudhry, a radicalized follower who stabbed British MP Stephen Timms earlier that year. At the time, a YouTube spokesperson cited the site’s guidelines against inciting violence. But al-Awalaki posted tens of thousands of other videos, and in... Continue reading…

Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

Google has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said, a major shift as social media companies face increasing pressure.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

In major policy change YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists

 A spokeswoman told us YouTube has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content: Not just removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence but also removing ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from TechCrunch

Google expands terror crackdown on YouTube - CNET

The search giant removed tens of thousands of terror-related videos, including those of a dead cleric.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Reuters Technology

Google Broadens Takedown of Extremist YouTube Videos, Mon 13 Nov 17 from Voice of America

YouTube removes dead extremist's videos

Nearly 50,000 videos by radical Islamist preacher Anwar al-Awlaki are purged from the video-sharing site.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from BBC Technology

'YouTube Islamist' Anwar al-Awlaki videos removed in extremism clampdown

Google removes tens of thousands of videos showing sermons and lectures by radical cleric, but experts caution over ad-hoc actionYouTube has removed thousands of videos of the radical Yemeni-American ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Guardian.co.uk

YouTube bans all videos from an extremist cleric

YouTube's efforts to catch and take down terrorist videos include some far-reaching measures. The New York Times has learned that YouTube recently removed and blocked all videos ...

Sun 12 Nov 17 from Engadget

YouTube has removed thousands of videos from extremist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki

Up until his death at the hands of US forces in 2011, Anwar al-Awlaki was a major voice for Islamic extremists, advocating for war and attacks against the US, and helped to inspire ...

Sun 12 Nov 17 from The Verge

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